Current great Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (54-1-2, 36KO) became the unequivocal World Champion of two divisions simultaneously when he last fought, and dominated former Super-Middleweight King 🇬🇧Callum Smith through 12 rounds a month ago on December 19th.
Upon doing so, Canelo picked up the RING, WBA and WBC belts. As for the green strap, he inherited the obligatory responsibility of having a new #1 mandatory challenger to face. Canelo has immediately took up that responsibility, as reports have come out now that he will face that mandatory – that being Turkish-born 🇹🇷Avni Yildirim (21-2-0, 12KO).
Alvarez signed a 1-fight deal with Matchroom specifically for this bout, so that he can continue to work as a free agent, and be able to yield all of the power that he possesses as both a Pound-4-Pound superstar, and being the biggest 💵revenue earner in the sport. Yildirim will face one of the very best that the sport has to offer right now in his pursuit for recognition and glory. As for the venue, the fight will be fought at 🏟️Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. It will be shown on 📺DAZN, and will take place on Saturday, February 27th.